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On View: Stellar Works from the Collection

Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, July 2, 2006

Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997). Head - Red and Yellow, 1962. Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1962.

On View: Stellar Works from the Collection is an exciting reinstallation of the Gallery’s permanent collection, featuring well-known masterworks from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present. This exhibition is in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the collection’s first home - the magnificent building designed by Edward B. Green in 1905.

Returning to the galleries in two stages will be many of the most beloved masterpieces. First, the museum’s lower galleries will be installed with a chronological sequence of works that begins with masters of European surrealism such as Salvador Dali and continues through the abstract expressionist period, the pop art movement, and finishes with key artwork from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Visitors’ favorites such as Lucas Samaras’ Mirrored Room will make their triumphant return from the Gallery’s vaults. Gallery Members will be the first to see the opening of the first stage of the installation on Wednesday, November 9 at the 143rd Annual Meeting.

By February 2006, the upper galleries will be installed thematically and chronologically, with American and European works of art from various periods, including impressionist masterpieces by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas, and the greats of American modernism. Experience the new relationships that are created through the surprising juxtapositions of old favorites, and celebrate 100 years of art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.